A Cairo misdemeanor court has sentenced 30 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi to three-and-a-half years in jail for rioting and illegal protesting.
Iran has finished diluting half of its stockpile of 20-percent enriched uranium to five-percent purity and is to convert the rest to uranium oxide, an Iran nuclear official says.
Syria’s Greek Orthodox Patriarch told President Bashar Assad on Sunday that Christians in the country will not “submit and yield” to extremists fighting against the Syrian government.
France has information but no solid proof that the Syrian government is still using chemical weapons, President Francois Hollande said Sunday.
Five people were killed Sunday as the U.S. continues drone strikes in Yemen.
Egyptian-born cleric Youssef al Qaradawi has released a statement aimed at easing tensions with Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
At least eleven soldiers were killed in the south of Algeria at the hands of Islamist militants Sunday.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has visited the recently recaptured Christian town of Maaloula on the occasion of Easter.
Egyptians must demand media reform if they truly desire a free society.
At least 13 people were killed in two government air strikes in Yemen this weekend.
At least nine people were killed across Iraq on Sunday after several bombing attacks rocked the country, security and medical officials said. Three were killed after a suicide bomber detonated at Baghdad's Imam Kadhim University.
UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry has slammed Israel for preventing UN and European diplomats to pass through a barricade to attend a pre-Easter ritual in a church in Jerusalem.
At least 16 Palestinians were detained Sunday morning after clashes erupted between the worshipers and Israeli Defense Forces who were on the mosque's premises.
The members of the Gulf Cooperation Council have agreed on ways to implement a security agreement signed last year.
At least two policemen were killed by armed attackers on the road between Cairo and Suez Saturday shortly after a small jihadist group claimed attack for the Cairo bombs that struck Egypt's capital last week.
OPCW recently announced that Syria has either shipped out or destroyed nearly 80% of its chemical weapons.
The United Nations last night warned that more than 20,000 civilians are in imminent danger of starving to death in a Palestinian refugee camp that has become a key battleground in the Syrian civil war.
The PLO has been considering the option of disbanding the Palestinian Authority in response to the apparent failure of the current round of peace talks with Israel, a Palestinian official said Saturday.
It is unclear whether the plane, owned by the Bank of Utah, received clearance from the United States to land in Iran.
April 19, 2014
Western officials fear that the Arak reactor could be used to provide Tehran with nuclear bomb making capabilities.
The introduced bill threatens to impose more controls on the average Turkish citizen's privacy.
Palestinian Christians along with worldwide pilgrims marked Holy Saturday, a day ahead of the Easter holiday despite Israeli soldiers using tear gas against pilgrims on Friday.
A foreigner has died of the deadly MERS virus in Riyadh, bringing the nationwide death toll to 73.
Lebanese villagers and Syrian refugees fled from the town Tfail, after Syria's army launched a series of artillery strikes in the area.
An American drone attack in Yemen has killed an estimated 20 people.
An 18-year-old British national has died in Syria, while fighting alongside rebels in Syria. Abdullah Deghayes from Sussex entered Syria through the Turkish border.
EU foreign policy chief called on Israel to reverse recent decisions made against the Palestinians.
Recent disagreements between Hamas and the Islamic Jihad are deepening the divide between the two organizations.
Bouteflika won his fourth term with over 80% of the vote.
Sixty-five militants from the al-Nusra Front have reportedly been killed by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), as fresh violence erupted in the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor.
April 18, 2014
Interim President Adly Mahmoud Mansour rejected calls to pardon three anti-regime activists, saying he did not want to interfere in judiciary affairs.
Turkey's parliament approved a new bill that grant's the country's intelligence agency greater immunity.
A Riyadh court accused activist Fadhel al-Manasef of writing "anti-regime" blog posts and sentenced him to 15 years in prison.
Ten people died on Friday after a car bomb exploded outside a mosque in Homs.
Israeli extremists sprayed anti-Arab graffiti and set fire to a mosque in the northern Israeli town of Umm al-Fahm on Friday.
Two Hezbollah suspects planned an attack against Israeli tourists on April 13, according to the Bangkok Post on Friday.
The six Palestinians stand accused of the intent to carry out terrorist attacks in Lebanon.
A spate of attacks across Iraq have left at least 30 people dead, including soldiers and civilians on Thursday. One attack by militant group State of Iraq and the Levant killed 18 people.
The new Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Pierre Krahenbuhl said that Israel's blockade of Gaza “amounts to an illegal collective punishment.”
In the wake of a series of battlefield defeats for the Syrian rebels over the past few months, there are signs that the opposition’s foreign backers are trying to reverse the tide and salvage what is left of the waning insurgency, writes Patrick Cockburn.
A military judge issued arrest warrants on Thursday for suspects allegedly involved in Syria-linked Tripoli clashes earlier in April.
April 17, 2014
Protesters across the occupied West bank and Gaza Strip took to the streets on Thursday to demonstrate against Israel's human rights abuses against Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said Iran diluted half of its uranium, complying with an interim agreement between Tehran and six world powers including the U.S., France, U.K. and Germany.
Several arrest warrants were issued against Bilal Kayed Kayed before he was apprehended on Thursday.
At least 12 soldiers were killed in northern Iraq Thursday by militants armed with automatic weapons.
Lebanon's parliament will meet on April 23 to elect the country's new president.
Baruch Mizrahi, Israel's police chief was killed in al Khalil.
The Israeli army kidnapped on Thursday five shepherds, including 2 women and a child, from Lebanese territories in the South.
Israeli-Palestinian talks are scheduled to resume Thursday with U.S. envoy Martin Indyk.
Should Sisi be elected as president of Egypt as is generally assumed, he will have to decide whether to go along with the cold peace or to take the bold decision to promote cooperation with Israel for the greater benefit of both countries.
Many Algerian youth will not be participating in the presidential polls scheduled to take place nationwide today. Rather, they are boycotting what they see as an unfair election process that is being used to maintain Algeria's status quo.
Libyan authorities said they still have no news about the fate of Fawaz Aitan, the Jordanian ambassador who was abducted in Tripoli on Tuesday morning.
Egyptian riot police have clashed with students once again at Cairo's al Azhar University.
Oman's Foreign Affairs Minister Yusuf bin Alawi told reporters this week that the Gulf rift between Qatar and its neighboring states has now ended.
Iran and six world powers will meet in New York City in May to resume talks about Iran's disputed nuclear program.
National Coalition leader Ahmad Jarba said Wednesday a new round of Geneva peace talks would be possible if the government is “sincere” and urged China to play a bigger role in “stopping the crimes of the Assad regime.”
Presidential candidate Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi received over half a million recommendations, well over the 25,000 requirement, according to his campaign's legal advisor.
April 16, 2014
A U.S. Embassy security guard has escaped her kidnappers in Libya.
A new report issued Wednesday by a coalition of feminists and human rights groups blames the Egyptian government for not doing enough to stop sexual violence in Egypt.
Following the death of a Filipino woman who contracted Mers-Coronavirusm, three new cases have appeared in Abu Dhabi.
An Egyptian court sentenced 120 Morsi supporters to three years in prison on Monday.
Complicating things: Opposition group says over 200 houses have been raided and 187 arrests were made by Bahraini forces in March.
The Syrian army launched two airstrikes against the town Arsal Wednesday.
Two suicide bombers in Iraq's Ramadi left at least five people dead on Tuesday, and other violence was also reported in the country's Saba Al Bur area.
After Israel accuses PA of encouraging Monday's shooting, PA endowments minister tells Israeli reporters that he is "pained" by murder of police officer; PA says meeting delayed to allow for Indyk's arrival.
Jordan's air force shot down armored vehicles trying to enter the Kingdom from Syria Wednesday.
At least four people died from Syrian regime airstrikes in the rebel-held town of Zabadani along the Lebanese border.
Three Palestinians were injured and five were wounded on Wednesday after an explosion went off in the Gaza Strip, a medical official reported.
The Jordanian State Security Court on Tuesday sentenced three Syrians to five-year prison terms for attempting to provide arms and explosives to the Free Syrian Army (FSA).
Clashes between worshippers and Israeli forces on Wednesday morning have left dozens injured at the Al Aqsa Mosque.
The autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq is digging a trench along its border with Syria in order to prevent militants from the neighboring civil war from entering its territory.
Following the death of an Israeli man in Hebron earlier this week, Israel's Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon told Israel Radio on Wednesday that Prime Minister Netanyahu should cancel the peace talks until the Palestinians condemn the killing.
The U.S. has refused to issue a visa to Iran's newly appointed ambassador to the United Nations, Hamid Aboutalebi.
The Saudi law of succession moves horizontally from brother to brother, a rule that complicates the succession process as the ruling generation ages.
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are in process to extend the crumbling peace process beyond the April 29 deadline, according to U.S. officials.
New footage coming out of Syria shows rebel forces fighting against the Syrian government with US-made anti-tank missiles.
Syrian army troops backed by pro-regime militiamen entered rebel-held neighborhoods of Homs Tuesday after seizing the last village in the mountainous Qalamoun region on Lebanon’s border.
Lebanon's interior minister announced Tuesday that Syrian refugees now represent 27% of Lebanon's population
April 15, 2014
A prominent army officer and seven others died in Iraq Tuesday.
Jordan's ambassador to Libya is being held by Al Qaeda-affiliated kidnappers who are demanding the release of a Libyan who is serving a life prison sentence in Jordan.
Saudi Arabia has replaced its intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan "at his own request."
An Alexandria court banned all members of the Muslim Brotherhood from running for election in the upcoming presidential polls.
A Saudi soldier died after coming under attack near the Yemen border. The kingdom's interior ministry is in contact with Yemeni authorities to investigate.
Canada's National Defence has drawn up plans for military operations in Syria according to leaked documents.
A 44-year-old woman died in Beit Jala Public Hospital after inhaling tear gas used by the Israeli army.
The notorious prison which was brought to the world's attention when U.S. military personnel committed grave human rights violations against detained Iraqis, has been closed.
Pro-regime forces backed by Hezbollah fighters retook a village in the Qalamoun region with the intention of expanding military operations in the area.
Lebanese authorities plan to stem the flow of Syrian refugees into Lebanon.
Syria's parliament will announce the date of the country's presidential election to be held this year despite the country's ongoing civil war.
Gunmen who are believed to be affiliated to Al Qaeda on Tuesday shot dead the vice govenor of Yemen's Baida province, an official reported.
A Manama court has sentenced 11 Shiite protesters to five years in jail each for allegedly "attacking police."
Israeli soldiers have blocked main roads and erected military checkpoints in two villages near Hebron.
Unidentified Libyan gunmen on Tuesday abducted Jordan's ambassador to Tripoli, officials reported.
New claims say Ankara worked with the US and Britain to smuggle Gaddafi's guns to rebel groups.
Two policemen were injured in a bomb attack that struck central Cairo on Tuesday morning, state television reported.
Israeli intelligence minister Yuval Steinitz recently criticized U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for his comments on Iran's nuclear program.
Iraqi Water Resources Minister Muhanad al-Saadi said in a statement on Monday that militants have “completely closed the gates of the Fallujah dam since Sunday morning.”
France is set to host the meeting in the hopes of leading an international group who will bring the Syrian government to the International Criminal Court in the Hague.
Palestinian gunmen shot and killed one Israeli and injured two others in Hebron.
April 14, 2014
Interpol arrested Youssef Boutros Ghali on Monday as he arrived in Paris.